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  • Got a Dui in another state awhile ago and haven't paid the fines and now I need to fix it so where do I start?

    I know I have messed up big time but now I really need help because I need to correct this and move on with my life. I got a DUI in Oklahoma when I was in the military at the end of 2010. I received a deferred sentence to the end of 2012. The ter...

    Ryan’s Answer

    There are several companies including New Beginnings Counseling, StopDUI and LRS Systems that host live VIP sessions. Budget to spend one evening and $50-70. I suggest that you go take one ASAP so that you get the certificate.

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  • Will the charge against me (battery) be dropped by the prosecutor due to the complainant refusing to testify at the trial?

    I was involved in a fight with my nephew where the police were summoned and I was arrested even though my nephew informed them he did not want to press charges. The officer advised me this was due to the Nevada statues requiring that I be arrested...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Who called the cops? As Tom mentioned, if the victim doesn't show up but an independent witness does respond to the summons... then you can still be convicted.

    Also, battery doesn't require any amount of damage - just the unwanted touching is usually enough to convict. NRS 200.481: "Battery" means any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.

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  • How much should I expect in a head injury case?

    I was working at a concession stand and the front door that is pulled up and back on a pully system to open it. The chain at the top broke and fell on me hitting me in the head and knocking my face onto the counter causing a concussion broken nos...

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    How much is your brain worth?

    This usually requires the evaluation of several experts. Not only should you have an attorney to get a better settlement, but even PROVING brain injury can cost tens of thousands of dollars in tests and reports.

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  • If you have a lawyer can you still have another lawyer come see you in jail and give you a consultation

    My boyfriend is in jail in Reno Nevada for domestic violence by strangulation and kidnapping I don't think his lawyer is doing a good job they offered 1 to 5 and they didn't take it now lawyer wants to take it to trail but I am worried all the law...

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    Remember that trial is the place to prove or disprove any allegations made against your boyfriend. Taking a domestic violence case to trial is often the only way to force the state's hand, either for a better deal or a dismissal. While this is only minimal detail you have provided, it doesn't sound like your attorney is necessarily wrong. Trial might be the best option, and felony trials are expensive.

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  • What is the penalty for collecting unemployment while working in NV?

    Went back to work full time but still collected benefits for a few months. I am ready to pay back everything that was overpaid. Will I be charged with fraud or face jail time if I pay back the money in full?

    Ryan’s Answer

    As Tom mentioned, the likely result is that you will incur penalties and fees for fraudulent collection of unemployment. This is not dischargeable in bankruptcy, either. You can also be charged criminally, although they will be more merciful if you do pay it back in full, and if you are proactive and pay it without any complaint against you they are not likely to do so.

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  • What can I do in this situation? I can't live with this anymore.

    I've applied for a job and have been scheduled for the interview, and everything went well. I've been hired and went to take my drug screening the same day. As far as my criminal background however, I have a misdemeanor for petty larceny from 2009...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Like Tom said, seal the record. Then you can legally say that it never happened.

    As a heads up, the process takes 4-8 months.

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  • Can a non-party to the Bankruptcy case dispose of a lender's (debtor) asset in CH 11 without first lifting the Automatic Stay?

    Can a non-party to the Bankruptcy case dispose of a lender's (debtor's) asset in BK CH 11 without first lifting the Automatic Stay and before the Hearing for the Sale of the Loan Pools? The lender (a MERS member Filed Bankruptcy Chapter 11) a...

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    If I am reading this correctly, I think your bigger issue is: what effect does this have on you as a borrower? The loan is an asset that can be transferred and you're responsible to pay who you understand holds the loan. Or else you risk being foreclosed on. Nevada courts have not been too kind to the "they don't own my note" series of defenses...

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  • Can my employer do this???

    today me and my co - workers received a notice stating more than three times off in a 90 day period without a doctor's note we will b terminated ? ? ? ? is this legal we don't get sick leave nor do we get personal leave not apart of a union !...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Yes, they can.

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  • I had a vaginal delivery in Aug 3012. the doctor pulled and scraped my placenta which led to a hysterectomy. what should I do?

    I had two births before this and doctors never scraped or yanked placenta. I asked him to stop. Worst pain I ever felt. Epidural was not properly placed in back and all of the fluid went on bed. which was painful but probably good, because th...

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    In Nevada you only have one year from discovery of your injury to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Also, Nevada medical malpractice cases require an expert in the same practice area to write you an affidavit that they believe it was malpractice, which costs a lot of money and several weeks to several months of preparation time.

    So if you are interested in pursuing a claim you need to act quickly, because any attorney you hire will have to hire medical experts, likely an obstetrician in your case, to be an expert witness. We handle these cases and have an experienced nurse who quickly does an initial review for us. If you are interested in proceeding for a case evaluation, you would need to order up your medical records from the hospital and ob/gyn for the delivery and follow up appointments, and bring them to the office as soon as possible for a review.

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  • Is there recourse for hostile/threatening work environment?

    After numerous episodes of hostile/threatening behavior towards me, the corporate HR/CEO/regional manager ,as well as the local management, were informed about work environment. They have failed to address the issue after several promises to do so...

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    It mostly depends on the nature of the "harassment" - are we talking about racial comments, sexual harassment (invitations, propositions, touching, etc.), or just being mean and rude?

    Harassment based on gender, national origin, race, etc. might have a claim... but just being mean or insulting usually does not.

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